Date Added - 04/02/13
Six candidates will contest the Heldon and Laich by-election next month for a seat on Moray Council.
The vacancy was caused by the resignation in December of SNP councillor Carolle Ralph.
The by-election will take place on Thursday, March 7 with the count taking place at Lossiemouth Town Hall the following day.
Nominations closed at 4pm today and the candidates are: Pete Bloomfield (Scottish Conservative and Unionist), John Cowe (Independent), Stuart Crowther (Scottish National Party), Jeff Hamilton (Independent), James MacKessack-Leitch (Scottish Green Party) and Nick Traynor (Independent).